When it comes to surface finishing, you want to make sure you are using the right coating to ensure durability. The two primary choices when it comes to this challenge are powder coating and liquid paint, especially in industrial applications.
We will share our expert and honest opinions regarding Powder Coating and Liquid Paint. We want to ensure that you are properly informed about the advantages and disadvantages of both.
What Is Powder Coating?
Powder coating uses finely ground particles of pigment and resin, which are electrostatically charged and are then sprayed onto electrically grounded parts.
Why Is Powder Coating Better Than Liquid Paint?
Powder coating is known for its durability and resistance, especially when it comes to comparing it against liquid paint. Powder Coating is resistant to scratching, chipping, corrosion, flaking and certain types of wear and tear.
Another reason why powder coating is better than liquid paint is that it is also more long-lasting than liquid paint. It has been reported that powder coating is capable of keeping its finish for up to 20 years. On average, you will also only need one coat from powder coating, which is notoriously higher than liquid paint, which typically requires multiple coats.
Powder Coating and Liquid Paint Comparison
Powder coating is easier to apply than liquid paint and saves time, which means businesses can save money. In the long term, Powder Coating is also cheaper than liquid paint; however, the initial start-up costs are higher than liquid paint.
Both powder coating and liquid paint contain resin, colour pigments and other additives. While the paint is more widely available, powder coating is easier and quicker to apply, reducing costs in the long term.
Powder coating provides better coverage and is more resistant to wear and tear than paint. Liquid paint is flammable, therefore, harder to store than powder coating materials.
Both powder coating and liquid paint are suitable for large, medium and small applications.
At Blast ‘N Bake, we have a large powder coating oven, and we offer a range of finishes and paints to meet our customers’ requirements. We particularly specialise in the cleaning, preparing, and coating of your item/s and can discuss your requirements beforehand.
We are always happy to help answer any questions you may have, which is why you can contact a member of our team today.